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A firefighter sprays water onto a burning fire truck that was pulled from the burning Gordon fire hall Thursday afternoon. The fire hall was destroyed and the department lost six fire trucks and all its personal protection gear. Photos by Steve Kuchera, Duluth News-Tribune.

Walker unveils plans to curb public assistance fraud; Town of Gordon firehall destroyed; More state news briefs

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Gov. Scott Walker has announced a half dozen policy changes aimed at curbing fraud in Wisconsin's public assistance programs.

The governor ordered yesterday that the Department of Health Services provide stronger oversight. That was after it was learned that regulators don't ask self-employed applicants about all their income in determining eligibility for things like food stamps.

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